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Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Meeting Notice

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of open committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC), the Remember and Explore Subcommittee, and the Honor Subcommittee. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/​About/​Advisory-Committee-on-Arlington-National-Cemetery/​ACANC-Meetings.

DATES:

The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Honor Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The full Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC) will meet on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Timothy Keating; Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, or by email at timothy.p.keating.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 1-877-907-8585.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3.150).

Purpose of the Meeting: The primary purpose of the Remember & Explore Subcommittee is to recommend methods to maintain the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument, including the cracks in the large marble sarcophagus, the adjacent marble slabs, and the potential replacement marble stone for the sarcophagus already gifted to the Army; accomplish an independent assessment of requests to place commemorative monuments within ANC; and identify means to capture and convey ANC's history, including Section 60 gravesite mementos, and improve the quality of visitors' experiences now and for generations to come.

The primary purpose of the Honor Subcommittee is to accomplish an independent assessment of methods to address the long-term future of the Army national cemeteries, including how best to extend the active burials and what ANC should focus on once all available space is used.

The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery is an independent Federal advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemetery administration, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. The Secretary of the Army may act on the Committee's advice and recommendations.

Agenda: The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will receive briefings on possible funding options for perpetual maintenance and upkeep of Commemorative Monuments approved for placement within ANC; educational outreach program efforts by ANC; and an update on mitigation of bio-film growth on ANC structures.

The Honor Subcommittee will receive a Public Affairs update briefing; a status report on the Southern Expansion project design and funding; and a briefing on the status of committee report recommendations.

The Committee will receive an update briefing on the Southern expansion project; ANC plan to implement a policy change to military funeral escorts; ANC future eligibility and capacity update brief; a discussion of prioritizing Medal of Honor recipient funeral scheduling; and reports from subcommittee meetings.

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. The Arlington National Cemetery conference room is readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Mr. Timothy Keating, the subcommittee's Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may Start Printed Page 2495submit written comments or statements to the Subcommittees and/or the Committee in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the Committee's mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Mr. Timothy Keating, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at least seven business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the Committee. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submitted written comments or statements with the Committee Chairperson, and ensure the comments are provided to all members of the Committee before the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the Committee until its next meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the Committee is not obligated to allow any member of the public to speak or otherwise address the Committee during the meeting. Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during these meetings only at the time and in the manner described below. If a member of the public is interested in making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least three (3) business days in advance to the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Designated Federal Officer will log each request, in the order received, and in consultation with the appropriate Chair determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the missions and/or the topics to be addressed in these public meeting. Members of the public who have requested to make a comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above, will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the Designated Federal Officer. The appropriate Chair may allot a specific amount of time for comments.

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Brenda S. Bowen,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01465 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]

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